During the pandemic many students have come to the University of Durham. For many it was their first year, arriving following what must have been a chaotic last term in their schools.
International students who couldn’t return to their home countries where stranded in Durham and many young people who came back for a variety of reasons all needed to feel valued and loved.
Elvet Rotarian Ann Southren, a mentor at St John’s College, had communicated ‘virtually’ for months with her mentees. So it was a joy to eventually see them face to face (socially distanced or course) when those who “live out” came to collect their home-made dinners (made by Ann herself!) or meeting freshers on the steps of St John’s College to receive their “goody-bags”.
Ann, who is herself a vulnerable member of the community, says “We are delighted and blessed to have such lovely students supporting us during the pandemic, shopping or just having a chat on the doorstep. We have been privileged to meet the very best of young people.”
“Thank you to students who have supported us so well!”
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